New services promise online life after death

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  1. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    I never really thought about who would be able access my PayPal account, for instance, should anything happen to me.

    (CNN) -- Your husband, an avid gamer and techie, dies of a heart attack, leaving his vast online life *-- one you don't know much about *-- in limbo.

    His accounts, to which you don't know the passwords, go idle. His e-mails go unanswered, his online multiplayer games go on without him and bidders on his eBay items don't know why they can't get an answer from the seller.

    Web site domains that he has purchased, some of which are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars,* will expire, and you may never know.

    .....Jeremy Toeman, founder of the site Legacy Locker, recognized that when he was on a plane and wondered what would happen to his online life if it crashed. While his will leaves everything to his wife, including all of his digital assets, Toeman realized how difficult it would be for her to access his accounts.


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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/18/death.online/index.html?eref=ib_technology
     
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  3. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    Never really thought about it!!!
     

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